Creamy cashew cheese

For those following a dairy free diet, you no longer have to miss out on beautiful smooth, creamy textures. This cashew cheese is simple to make, tastes delicious and is full of wonderful probiotics for good digestive health. Use as a dip for vegetables or biscuits, spread it on my zucchini flatbread, my nut and…

Berber omelette – Paleo

The quantities in this recipe serve 2 people. This is a delicious, healthy breakfast with a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Full of antioxidants, it is great way to start your day. You can make a batch of the basic sauce and store it in the fridge so each morning, all you…

Healthy eating – we have lost our way

We have lost our way when it comes to food and nutrition. We eat for the wrong reasons – we eat to fill ourselves physically and emotionally. We are hungry and we grab food that we know will satisfy our hunger, and not give thought to satisfying our body’s need for nutrition. We are emotionally…

DEEP BREATHING TECHNIQUE

Deep breathing has many amazing, positive impacts on our body. One of the most obvious benefits is to help reduce stress and anxiety. Start with just a couple of minutes of deep breathing in the morning and evening and build up to 15 – 20 minutes if possible. Even building up to 5 or 10…

DEEP BREATHING –reduces stress and anxiety and a whole lot more

It happens automatically. We inhale, we exhale. We all know it is essential to life but are you doing it correctly? Seems like a strange question, we all know how to breathe don’t we? In actual fact, most of us don’t know how to breathe properly. If you asked the average person do they deep…

PALEO – Is it just a trend?

There has been much publicity recently regarding the “Paleo Diet”. Advocates tell us it is the only way to eat in order to remain healthy and disease free. Critics say it is just a trend, there is no science behind it whatsoever and it is even dangerous. So what is the truth? As usual with…

Sweet Potato wedges – Paleo

These are a tasty and healthy alternative to frozen chips and perfect for those wanting to follow a healthy Paleo lifestyle. They are crispy on the outside and deliciously creamy on the inside. 3 medium orange sweet potatoes, washed, optionally peeled and cut into ½ inch thick even slices. (You can cut thinner or thicker if…

Parsley health benefits

Parsley is far more than just a garnish on the side of your plate. This underutilised and underestimated herb is packed full of nutrition and contains many health benefits. Just 30 grams of parsley will supply you with the following percentages of recommended daily intake of the various nutrients: Vitamin A – 47%. Vitamin A…

Zucchini Lemon Muffins (sweet) – Paleo

Ingredients: 2 cups nut flour (Almond or cashew) 1 packed cup of grated zucchini 2 teaspoons of Lemon Myrtle (can usually be found at Health shops or markets) ¼ cup honey 3 eggs ¼ cup melted coconut oil 1 teaspoon vanilla Rind of 1 lemon Juice of half a lemon 2 teaspoons baking powder Pinch…

LEPTIN – and its role in weight issues

Since the hormone leptin was discovered in 1994, there has been a lot of hype about it being an anti obesity hormone. Leptin is sold on the internet as a “magic bullet” to lose weight. Just take leptin and the weight will drop off. So what is the truth about leptin? Leptin is a protein…

SUGAR – HOW to lick the habit

A past article on this website entitled “SUGAR – time to lick the habit” discussed the detrimental effects of sugar on the body. So by now you should be aware of how bad sugar is for you, but of course the next question is – How do I quit? As mentioned in the previous article,…

Frittata – zucchini, carrot and bacon – Paleo

Ingredients: 1 cup of firmly packed grated organic carrot (leave the skin on) 1 cup of firmly packed grated organic zucchini 1 cup of firmly packed grated organic red sweet potato (leave the skin on) or pumpkin 1 large organic onion, diced (or equivalent in green shallots) 8 free range organic eggs 4 tablespoons finely chopped parsley…